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A Simple Guide to Setting Up a Business in the UK [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Katie Thompson on July 28, 2014

Have you ever thought about starting a business in the UK? Setting up a business can take time, effort and resources, but it needn’t be a complicated process to get your head around. All it takes is a great idea for a product or service...

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How to make the most out of social media for small businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Pamela Bustard on June 16, 2014

Thanks to the explosion of social media channels, small businesses have many more opportunities to reach audiences, get their brand name out there and assist customer relations; the digital landscape in the business industry has never thrived so much. From Twitter and Facebook to LinkedIn...

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We’re finalists in the 2014 In-House Recruitment Awards!

Posted by Pamela Bustard on September 17, 2014

We’ve got some fantastic news to announce from The Insurance Octopus which we’re excited to share with you…Our company has been selected as a finalist in the ‘On-Boarding’ category in the 2014 In-House Recruitment Awards (IHRA)! This is even more rewarding for us in that...

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RTI Late Filing Fines Delayed for Small Businesses

Posted by Katie Thompson on September 15, 2014

Some SMEs in the UK will start incurring fines for submitting late Real Time Information (RTI) tax returns from next month, after the HMRC announced phase-in dates. While firms with 50 employees or more that submit late RTI returns will face fees from October 6th...

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Landlord Insurance for Residential and Commercial Property Portfolios

Posted by Katie Thompson on September 15, 2014

Entering into the property market as a business can be very lucrative. With the number of people opting to rent rather than buy on the rise, cashing in on this upwards trend makes a lot of sense for savvy entrepreneurs. However, an important aspect that...

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Small Manufacturers Expected to Create Thousands of Jobs

Posted by Katie Thompson on September 15, 2014

Results of the latest Manufacturing Advisory Service Barometer have revealed small manufacturers in the UK are feeling confident about expanding and recruiting. Based on current estimations, SME respondents are collectively expecting to see a 64% rise in turnover along with a 32% increase in staffing...

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